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FOREWORD TO THE
2016 ANNUAL REPORT

We are often asked how SWI swissinfo.ch (SWI) selects its topics. And given the almost endless torrent of information, it's a fair question. In the past media professionals thought they knew what readers wanted and needed, and they made their own decisions about what to report on. But those times are gone. Today empirical analysis, together with user surveys and comments, makes it possible to identify public preferences with a relatively high degree of precision.

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IN CONVERSATION WITH LARISSA M. BIELER

"Switzerland has strong global interrelationships: it shapes foreign countries, it exercises influence, it depends on foreign countries – journalistically we have to position ourselves more strongly"

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SWI swissinfo.ch Committee
Regula Bührer Fecker

SWI swissinfo.ch Committee
Lucy Küng

SWI swissinfo.ch Committee
Oscar Knapp

Ombudswoman SWI
Sylvia Egli von Matt

SWI swissinfo.ch 360°

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"TWITTERVIEW" WITH BALZ RIGENDINGER

Chief Editor for Switzerland

"Our work is an important element in ensuring the transparency of our operational value transfers, and of our productivity. This allows us to continue targeting our services for maximum effect."

Peter Zschaler
Head of Finances and Controlling, Dep. Director

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WHAT DOES
SWI SWISSINFO.CH
ACTUALLY DO?

SOCIAL MEDIA AT
SWI SWISSINFO.CH
in 2017

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SWI SWISSINFO.CH

«Your connection to Switzerland»

TVSVIZZERA.IT,
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The Public Council of SWI swissinfo.ch looks back at 2017

We asked the members of the Public Council to answer the following two questions and to take a look back at 2017.

  • Why was the ten-language platform swissinfo.ch particularly important in 2017?
  • What was an editorial highlight or an especially interesting report for you on www.swissinfo.ch?

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Introducing the Multimedia team
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Researching tsunamis in Switzerland
Researchers at the University of Bern have been drilling for core samples at three locations around Lake Lucerne. They have been investigating if .
How do the Swiss memorise yodel melodies?
It consists of hundreds of different similar-sounding melodies: natural yodelling. This has always been passed on from yodeller to yodeller ... It consists of ...
Wanted: friends for Romansh speakers
Romansh is still alive and spoken everyday by 60000 people... but this isn't widely known! To raise awareness, 4 young reporters toured Switzerland with the ...
Love thy (froggy) neighbour
On the outskirts of Basel a new neighbourhood has been conceived to create space for amphibians to live between the buildings. All fun and games until the ...
Drones can pose a risk to traffic
The urban mobility of the future is silent and fast: is it also dangerous? The problems drones can pose has just been demonstrated by the ... The urban mobility of ...
The internet cafe for people facing poverty
A very real problem for people in poverty in Switzerland is the lack of internet access. Without this, they can't search for a job or accommodation. A very real ...
Swiss German rap: prize-winning
Rapper Baze won the Swiss Music Prize 2018, and is the very first rapper who performs in Swiss German. Basil Anliker – that's his real name – has ... Rapper ...
New centre adds computational thinking to school curricula
A new centre promoting innovation in teaching has been opened at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). The LEARN Center for ...
Switzerland warms to ‘tiny houses’
The small house movement, an American concept that's gaining momentum in Switzerland, offers housing that is more affordable and ecologically friendly.
Zurich start-up makes driving smarter
A Swiss start-up is developing a holographic navigation system that is creating a global buzz. Porsche, Hyunda Nouvo brings you short videos about ...

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SWI Highlights 2017

SWI swissinfo.ch Audience Council

In accordance with the SWI swissinfo.ch swisconstitution, the Public Council ensures close contact between the programme managers and the audience.

The Public Council advises the managers in all programme matters and monitors and supports programme work with observations, suggestions and ideas. It regularly evaluates the development, organization and success of the international mandate in terms of quality, relevance, variety and uniqueness.

Urs Ziswiler, President of the Public Council
Former ambassador (Canada, USA, Spain), member of the Board of Directors and member of various committees since 2013, Zurich

Diccon Bewes, Vice-president
author and bookseller, Berne

Chok Woo
Engineer and manager, Berne

Marina Karlin
Publishing director, editor and journalist, Zurich

Cinzia dal Zotto 
Professor at the University of Neuchâtel

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"Switzerland as it lives and functions. We explain our country for a foreign-based audience. The Swiss Department produces unbiased, in-depth, non-sensational items on key issues and events from Switzerland." 

Balz Rigendinger
Head of the Swiss Department

THE OSA AND
SWI SWISSINFO.CH

A summary by
Ariane Rustichelli,
Director of the OSA

Key figures

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201720162015
Operating result (CHF 1'000) 13 -216 0
Total expenditure (CHF 1'000) 18'807 18'817 17'732
Total return (CHF 1'000) 18'820 18'601 17'732
Financing SWI swissinfo.ch
Proportion SRG SSR (in %) 49.9 51.3 50.0
Proportion Confederation (in %) 49.9 48.5 49.5
Proportion SWI swissinfo.ch (in %) 0.2 0.2 0.5
Investments (CHF 1'000) 377 189 310
Proportion of turnover committed to investment (in %) 2.0 1.0 1.7
Depreciation (CHF 1'000) 370.0 478.0 505.0
Equity capital (CHF 1'000) 1'466 1'453 1'669
Provision (CHF 1'000) 630 1'345 581
Full-time positions 85 85 85
Salary increase (in %) 0.0 0.0 0.0

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